OLYMPIA, Wash. – With the start of their inaugural season in the Evergreen Premier League just around the corner, the Oly Town Artesians have announced two changes to their 2017 schedule.
The wet weather this April has forced the team to move their Sunday, April 30th EPLWA opener against Yakima United from The Evergreen State College to the turf and covered seating at South Sound Stadium. First kick is still scheduled for 2:00 PM with gates set to open at 1:15. All children in their youth team uniforms will be admitted for free to the first outdoor league game in club history.
The Artesians have also moved their first meeting with Washington Premier South Sound FC to Friday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM at The Evergreen State College. The game was previously scheduled for Sunday, June 4th.
Season tickets for all seven of the Artesians home games are available by becoming an Artesian Well Head. Well Heads get season tickets, an exclusive scarf, mid-season barbecue with the team, a vote for team awards and much more throughout the season. Memberships are available for $80 and can be purchased at www.olytownfc.com/tickets.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The second place Oly Town Artesians will defend their undefeated home record when first place Bellingham United comes to town on Saturday night at 6:00 PM. The Artesians are 3-0-0 at The Pavilion at Evergreen this season and sit alone in second place with 10 points, five points behind the Hammers.
The WISL playoff race is heating up with five of six teams sitting within three points of each other. The top four teams make the playoffs. Oly Town sits in second with 10 points, the Olympic Force are second with nine points and the Tacoma Stars Reserves, Sporting Everett and the Snohomish Skyhawks round out the standings with seven points each. The Artesians face Bellingham, Tacoma, Snohomish and Olympic to round out the regular season.
SNOHOMISH, Wash. – Willie Spurr scored his 10th goal of the season and chipped in two assists but despite 44 shots on goal, the Oly Town Artesians suffered a 7-5 road loss to the Snohomish Skyhawks on Saturday night.
Spurr opened the scoring for the Artesians in the first quarter and assisted the next two goals, the first a Marco Monzon goal in the second quarter and the third a Chris Pugh goal in the third. But Oly could muster just those three goals in the first three quarters and found themselves down 5-3 going into the fourth.